Visits – Ziyarat

Nabila Irshaid. 2004. Austria.

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A potrait of my palestinian father. The footage is taken from mutual visits in Germany and Austria before the war in Iraq started in 2003. Beyond stereotypes generated by mass media I show a civilized individual leading his life according to personal history, improvised state of life. Exporting parts of arab culture into his and the family«s all-day life in Europe he estabished an individual style of mixed identity. All his personal drama is wrapped up in humor and irony.